Gerry Canavan

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Tuesday Night Links

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* They’re Occupying Raleigh next Saturday.

* They’re recalling Scott Walker next year.

* DoJ seems to want us to invade Iran and Mexico simultaneously.

* Who are the 99%? Rortybomb looks at the data.

* Four weeks on Wall Street.

* Freddie de Boer has an important #OWS reality check.

If the message is “I went to college and I don’t have the job and the car and the lifestyle I was promised,” then none of this means anything. These complaints, I’m sorry to say, are ultimately a way of saying “I didn’t get mine.” That’s not a rejection of our failing order. It is an embrace of it in the most cynical terms.

* Yes, Virginia, Republicans are deliberately tanking the economy.

* And I wouldn’t exactly recommend listening to the whole thing, but the first few minutes of the Ira Glass Sex Tape TAL parody are really something. Spot on.

Wisconsin, Unions, and Citizens United

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Really good segment from Rachel Maddow last night on the long-term strategy behind Scott Walker’s targeting of the right to organize.

School closings continue in Wisconsin. Governor says he won’t be “bullied.” Stay tuned: the next step is “recall everyone.”

Because the recall statute allows elected officials to serve for a full year before they are subject to recall, Walker himself is immune until January of 2012. Eight of Walker’s Republican allies in the state senate have served at least one year of their current term, however, and thus are eligible for a recall petition right now. If just three of these Republicans were to be replaced with Democrats, the state senate would flip to a Democratic-majority body.